The announcement of Catterick’s successful Levelling Up Fund bid has been welcomed.
A £19m funding pot from government will support plans to transform Catterick town centre.
Helen Simpson, Chair of York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “We are delighted to hear of the successful outcome of the Levelling Up Fund bid which will be transformational for Catterick and bring benefits to the wider area too. We look forward to continuing to work with the partners as the proposals move forward.”
Richmondshire District Council, in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council and the MOD, made the successful bid.
The York & North Yorkshire LEP co-invested alongside the district council and MOD to develop the feasibility plans for the project, which is also linked to the Catterick Garrison Masterplan that has been developed through the Richmondshire Local Plan Review.
As reported by Richmondshire District Council, the new investment supports the £21 million initial phase of a regeneration programme to enhance Catterick town centre - including the re-development of land around Shute Road. Plans include a new town square, improved landscaping, footpaths and cycleways and a new community and enterprise facility.
The council says the programme will also “pave the way for further improvements that will deliver extra retail and commercial premises and drive further investment into the area and the wider town centre for both the military and civilian communities”.